Bungle Bungles

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 12:24
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We plan to visit the Bungle Bungles in July but need to drop off the caravan somewhere first. Reports on the Turkey Creek Caravan Park (Warmun) sound pretty grim but have heard others simply drop off their caravans at an open site near the Bungle Bungles turn off. Appreciate any comments from members who have done this and if it's seen as safe to leave your van there for a couple of days ?
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:03

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:03
I know the parking area you are refering and looks like a nice place to park up for a few days. When I was at the Bungles I met some people who left their vehicle at the parking area in the care of another couple while they visited the Bungles. When they came out they stayed at the carpark for a couple of days and watched the van belonging to the people who had watched theirs. It seems that a lot of people do this.
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Reply By: briggzee (WA) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:10

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:10
Old Mal, we came from the Kununurra end and left our van at a caravan park there. We did the GRR afterwards. It was secure and easy, but not convienient for everybody.
Have a great trip, Craig
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Reply By: Member - Terry (Sojourn) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:15

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:15
Friends left caravan at Warmun 25 May 07 for 3 nights $8 a night no worrys came in with us still a magic place to visit .Enjoy
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:52

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:52
Yeah - opposite the Turkey Creek Roadhouse is a fenced area where vans can be left - I'd guess the roadhouse would run it or know who does.

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Reply By: Member - Terry G (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:25

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:25
we did the trip 3 years ago. Saw the parking area on the highway opposite the turn-off, but it looked a bit too open for us. Admittedly there were a number of vans parked there, but no security. At Warmun (Turkey Creek) we had the option of leaving the van in a site in the van park and paying full price for the couple of nights we were away, OR, and this is what we did, leave the van in a locked enclosure across the road from the van park/service station. I think they charged us $8.00 a night to leave it in there - 6 ft chain wire fence with barb on top. This enclosure is run by the local indigenes and my thinking was that they would not kill the goose that laid the golden egg. We paid in the brick building beside the enclosure - some sort of aboriginal art centre from memory. Had no dramas at all - the van park by the way was extremely busy and if you are planning to camp there before or after you go into the Bungles I would suggest you book ahead. If you leave the Bungles about 9 or 10 am by the time you get back to Warmun there's not much of the day left.

hope this helps

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Reply By: Member - peter C (WA) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 15:30

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 15:30
Old Mal We stopped to eat lunch at the parking/camping area about a year ago. Seemed to be several vans parked and quite a few people around. I'd say your van would be safe but why take the risk to save a few $?
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 19:05

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 19:05
The parking/camping area opposite the Bungle Bungles turn off has got a large open area and we camped there last year for one night. However, if you go in and past the open area, the track takes you down beside the river where there is another area. When we had a look here there were about ten vans and camps. I think people stop there for a few days while they do the Bungles..so you should have no problems finding someone to keep an eye on your van.

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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 21:17

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 21:17
Old Mal. The spot that everyone is talking about is called Spring Creek. It was a day stop area, but when we were there a couple of years ago, the W.A. Parks people weredoing a bit of a survey with a view to installing some facilities. It's a safe place, like the other posts mention, everyone keeps a lookout for others rigs.We stayed two nights there. Down near the actual creek, the banks were littered with used toilet paper, which I believe is why the park/roads people were looking to upgrade the area. Don't know if it's been done though.Certainly wouldn't hesitate in staying there again. You should be able to get into the Bungles in less than two hours from there. Enjoy your trip.
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